Spanish health care workers are the ones who will suffer the most if Spain fails to enact a comprehensive reform of its healthcare system, according to a study published in the European Journal of Public Health.
The researchers found that the workers who took the most financial hit when a healthcare reform is implemented could be in the medical profession.
The authors of the study analyzed the healthcare sector in Madrid, Barcelona, and Madrid, Spain, and found that hospitals and clinics were the hardest hit by a healthcare overhaul.
The report also showed that a third of all healthcare workers are affected by COVID-19 and a third are affected financially.
“This study indicates that the Spanish healthcare sector will suffer greatly if a reform of the current system of health care is not adopted,” said José de la Torre, one of the authors and professor of health systems and systems theory at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ESC).
He added that there are some who will be able to make it through the crisis but many will suffer from financial hardship.
The study was carried out with funding from the Spanish National Institute of Health Research (ESINF), which is funded by the Spanish government.
The ESINF also funded the research.
“We have already seen that the health sector has suffered the most because of COVID in Spain and there is a need to protect this sector from the future economic crisis,” said Francisco Ceballos, a senior lecturer in public health at the University of Valencia.
“The study shows that the main drivers of the economic consequences of the COVID pandemic will be the health system.”
Cebillos said that COVID is likely to continue to spread through healthcare in Spain.
The economic impact of the pandemic has already been estimated at up to 10 billion euros ($10 billion).
He said that the healthcare system will suffer more if the reforms are not implemented.
The survey results have not been released yet.
Spain is the first country in Europe to introduce a comprehensive healthcare system.
The government has pledged to implement the reforms by 2018.
The reform plan includes the introduction of universal healthcare coverage for all people, which has been advocated by health experts for years.
Health experts and health organizations have criticized the plans, saying they will only exacerbate the economic crisis and make it worse.
“As long as we have a system where people are not insured, it will lead to increased costs,” said Maria Isabel Hidalgo, director of the health department at the Confederation of Spanish Industry (CIV).
“The costs are going to rise in the long run because there is no access to care.”
The government also announced that a total of 9 million healthcare workers in Spain will be required to work at least 24 hours a day.
This will be followed by a mandatory 30-hour workweek, which is expected to increase workers’ hours by 10%.
The government plans to phase out the workweek in 2019.
The country’s unemployment rate stands at 11 percent, according the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
The healthcare sector has long been under pressure from a lack of healthcare services and quality.
In the past year, Spain has witnessed a rise in COVID cases, which reached 9,000 people in the first six months of 2018, the highest rate in the world.
More than 6,000 new cases were reported in 2018, with the total number of cases reported in Spain in the last three months of 2017 up by over 40 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
The Spanish health system has struggled with the crisis since 2012, when a coronavirus outbreak left over 500,000 Spaniards infected and caused an unprecedented economic collapse.
The crisis also impacted the country’s finances, with a loss of almost 20 percent of GDP in 2016 and an increase in the country to the bottom of the OECD rankings in 2016, according TOEFL and other tests.
The health sector suffered a major blow last year when Spain failed to meet the first round of a debt repayment agreement.
Spain’s healthcare system has been under heavy criticism for years, as it has been forced to provide inadequate care to the country.
Health care workers often have to pay for expensive tests and antibiotics to keep the healthcare industry afloat.
In December 2016, the government announced a $8 billion cut to healthcare spending, a move that was hailed as a relief by the public.
However, Spain’s economy has not recovered from the pandemics that hit in 2013 and 2014.
It has been on a long slide since then.